The Central Government today told the Supreme Court that a compensation of Rs 50,000 would be given to the families of those who lost their lives due to Corona. The government told the top court that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has recommended a compensation of Rs 50,000 from Corona. Along with this, it was also told that this ex-gratia amount would also be given to the families of those involved in relief work.
The Central Government told the Supreme Court that if the cause of death is proved to be Corona, then the said ex-gratia amount will be provided to the next of kin of the deceased. This compensation will be paid not only for past deaths but also for future ones. The government told the Supreme Court that this ex-gratia amount would be provided only after the death due to corona is certified as per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ICMR.The government has also told the top court that this financial assistance will be provided by the states from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). There was a demand for compensation to the families of the victims of the corona epidemic for a long time. Now the government has also agreed for this.
In the last hearing, the Central Government had refused to give compensation to the families of the victims of Corona, which was also accepted by the Supreme Court. However, the court had asked what steps have been taken to fix compensation under the Disaster Management Act. On this, SG Tushar Mehta said that this detail will be placed before the Supreme Court on the next date, 23 September.